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3D Tracking and After Effects Compositing

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Overview

Learn how to use 3D tracking data to add 3D objects to a 2D shot in After Effects. Speed up your workflow by setting up your 3D scene once and using it for all of your shots.

Whether you're working with a team or on your own, understanding how to efficiently use 3D tracking information in compositing can help you speed up your workflow. In this course, learn how to use 3D tracking data to add 3D objects to a 2D shot in Adobe After Effects. Brian Morse shows how to export your cameras to Maya and After Effects from SynthEyes, and explains how to set up your 3D scene once and use it for all of your shots. He also demonstrates how to render your final project so that all of the composites work fluidly.

Syllabus

Introduction
  • Welcome
  • Exercise files
1. Exporting Cameras to Maya and After Effects
  • Exporting from SynthEyes
2. Working in Maya
  • Importing a camera from SynthEyes
  • Importing models
  • Adding materials to your models
  • Lighting the scene
  • Adding reflections
  • Checking the accuracy of cameras
  • Setting up your renders
3. Compositing in After Effects
  • Importing scripts from SynthEyes
  • Setting your color space
  • Checking your 3D renders
  • Breaking out your render passes
  • Compositing your scene
  • Setting up your other cameras
  • Checking your shots and final tweaks
4. Using 3D in Cinema 4D Lite to Add a Change
  • Setting up your 3D scene
  • Adding your walls
  • Adding your light
  • Checking all of your shots together
  • Final composite
Conclusion
  • Next steps

Taught by

Brian Morse

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